by Sharon Rondeau

(Jun. 27, 2017) — [Editor’s Note:  The following featured video and Twitter feeds contain obscenities and are not for children.  The Post & Email has chosen to cover this unfolding story because of its significance in the area of news-reporting and ethics in journalism.]

Under the Twitter hashtag #AmericanPravda and on his Project Veritas (PV) website, video-journalist James O’Keefe III has released a video in which 15-year CNN producer John Bonifield admits to a PV undercover journalist that the Trump/Russia “collusion” story purveyed by the cable news network since Donald Trump took office is not supported by any hard evidence.

On Monday night, O’Keefe promised his followers that Independence Day would “come early” and advised them to “stay tuned.”

Rebel Media’s Laura Loomer, who interrupted the “Shakespeare in the Park” play and was arrested almost two weeks ago, tweeted that O’Keefe would release a significant story on Tuesday.

O’Keefe’s announcement, made early on Tuesday morning, bears the following headline:

The video depicts Bonifield admitting that Trump has a right to call the Russia “collusion” narrative a “witch hunt.”

At approximately the same time, Fox News’s Sean Hannity tweeted that he CNN would experience a bad day on Tuesday.  Hannity’s announcement followed the resignation of three CNN employees, one of whom was an “assistant managing editor,” as a result of the publication of a story on Thursday alleging that a Trump associate was under investigation by a Senate subcommittee when such was not the case.

For his part, Trump tweeted on Tuesday morning that “Fake News CNN is looking at big management changes now that they got caught falsely pushing their phony Russian stories.”

Approximately an hour later, Trump extended O’Keefe’s accomplishment hypothetically to the other major media companies:

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